It is our very great honor to be able to announce that poet and essayist Linda Pastan has agreed to serve as final manuscript judge for the 2015 Cider Press Review Book Award.
Pastan has published 13 volumes of poetry, most recently Traveling Light. Two of these books have been finalists for the National Book Award, one for The Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her 14th book, Insomnia, is due from Norton in the fall of 2015. Pastan was Poet Laureate of Maryland from 1991 to 1995. She has won numerous awards, including The Radcliffe Distinguished Alumni Award and The Maurice English Award. In 2003 she won the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for lifetime achievement.
The annual Cider Press Review Book Award offers a $1,500 prize, publication, and 25 author’s copies of a book length collection of poetry. Author receives a standard publishing contract. Initial print run is not less than 1,000 copies. Cider Press accepts submissions for the Book Award between September 1 and November 30 annually.
Judge for the 2014 CPR Book Award is Jeffrey Harrison.